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How can antidepressants help binge eating disorder?

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They target brain chemicals that help control your mood. Boosting your mood may help against binges. Talk with your doctor about it.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Binge Eating Disorder: Treatment and Drugs.”

McElroy, S. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, May 2012.

American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, May 6, 2014, New York.

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, co-director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; assistant professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School.

UpToDate: “Binge Eating Disorder in Adults: Overview of Treatment.”

FDA: “FDA expands uses of Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 27, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Binge Eating Disorder: Treatment and Drugs.”

McElroy, S. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, May 2012.

American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, May 6, 2014, New York.

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, co-director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; assistant professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School.

UpToDate: “Binge Eating Disorder in Adults: Overview of Treatment.”

FDA: “FDA expands uses of Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on September 27, 2020

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